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1515 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1516
+1 510-883-0222
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (23 reviews)
“paella” (11 reviews)
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Spanish, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1515 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1516
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have enjoyed tapas in Spain and decided to give this Berkeley restaurant a try. All in all, the food was good, if not as inventive as we might have hoped. It was also more expensive per piece than in Spain - but that was...More

Thank robertwD7057IG
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Delicious food and excellently crafted drinks. The paella was yummy. I had a sangria and a small blue cheese salad. Will come back here again to try other Tapas dishes.

Thank Terri H
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We've come here over the years and noticed a bartender who served us years ago. He is very knowledgeable and makes great drinks. Get a table by the open windows if you can, and be sure to order their house fries too!

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The tapas at Cesar might be very tasty but we were in such a hurry to eat and escape the loud noise on a Friday evening that we practically swallowed our meals while. Try it at a quieter time and the food can be truly...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Had great tapas--shrimps and swordfish in flavored sauces. And Spanish wine. We were also not bugged by the waitstaff, despite staying for 2 and 1/2 hours

Thank VAnne510
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I go to Cesar with friends for early evening drinks or a meal. If you know what to order, you won't be disappointed. Among them: any fish dishes, french fries (of course) and various cold plates. Great service. Small wine selection, though, if you like...More

Thank Thaisa F
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We had the soup and small plates. Excellent, filling and perhaps a bit expensive. Also the local stout! Small menu and from past experience main dishes too were very good. May be wrong, perhaps the only Spanish style restaurant in the Gourmet Ghetto.

Thank RamSRam
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This place has really great tapas and good mixed drinks and wine. The menu changes somewhat regularly, but there are always favorites on there. I usually like their cheese options and they do a good potato/fish tapas.

Thank K H
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived before 5:00 PM at this tapas bar restaurant because they take no reservations. There were ample tables to choose from and we sat down and perused the menu and wine list. There were many interesting wines by the glass, mostly from Spain but...More

Thank PPP68
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We visited the place for lunch. The tapas are REALLY small, and cost slight less than $10. We ordered on and also the Paella (large dish for two, at $27). While the size was fine, it was definitely on the salty side. The place itself...More

Thank YM2000
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1515 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1516
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-883-0222
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